Jun 24, 2012; Eugene, OR, USA; Josh Mance of Southern California reacts after placing fourth in the 400m in 44.88 in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials at Hayward Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Olympic Silver Medalist Josh Mance Leaves USC, Florida State A Likely Destination

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Josh Mance, silver medalist in the 4×400 meter relay at this summer’s London Olympic Games, has left the track and field team at the University of Southern California and intends to transfer.

Sources tell Spiked Up, Psyched Up that Mance decided to part ways with the university after a falling out with the Trojan coaching staff.

According to the blog Inside USC, Florida State is a likely destination for the junior.

With the departure of Mance, USC loses a key piece to its 4×400 relay core that includes quarter-mile Olympian Bryshon Nellum, who was granted a sixth year of collegiate eligibility for the 2013 season, and 400 meter hurdle standout Reggie Wyatt.

Mance earned his first Olympic team berth with a fourth place finish in the 400 meters at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials.

In London, the Pomona, Calif. native split 44.6 seconds for the second leg of the 4×400 preliminary heats and earned a silver medal on the basis of the United States’ second place finish in the final.

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